You know what the nice thing about being a food blogger is? There are other food bloggers everywhere. That's why when I travel (especially when I travel solo), I try to get together with a few food bloggers. On my latest trip to Boston, I decided to check out brunch at Craigie on Main and invited Dan of The Food in My Beard and Katie of Once Upon a Small Boston Kitchen to come along.
We showed up at 11 am on a Sunday, right when the restaurant opens for brunch, and were told that if we did not have reservations, we'd have to sit at the bar: they were completely booked otherwise. That was fine by us. We ordered coffee and chatted for a bit getting to know each other. Perhaps you might think it's odd to meet almost complete strangers for brunch, but I thought both Dan and Katie seemed absolutely normal from their blogs, and plus we were meeting at a public place!
Craigie on Main had a prix fixe menu, but we all decided to order from the regular one.
Dan said he was going to order Grass-Fed and House-Brined Corned Beef and Smoked Beef Tongue Hash $16 (slow-poached farm fresh egg, crispy onion rings). This was exactly what I wanted! I might be weird, but I typically don't like ordering the same dish as other people at my table. Luckily, Dan was willing to let me take photos of his dish and let me try it: loved it!
I knew I was in the company of like-minded people when we all agreed to order a house-made doughnut with confiture du lait $4. I think it rivaled my favorite doughnuts from Tabard Inn!
For my dish, I decided to get House-Smoked Finnan Haddie Hash $14 (farm fresh poached egg, chorizo, brussel sprouts, grilled country toast). I wish it had more chorizo, but otherwise the dish was perfect. If you've been following me for a while, you know I love pretty much anything topped with a poached egg!